Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Latest Trial Results. Victory!!! Read all about it. (August 19, 2009)

August 11, 2009

Second alleged DWI offense, enhanced to a Class A Misdemeanor. Case was set for a Jury Trial on Tuesday in County Court at Law Number 11. Edward Garrison, the San Antonio Texas DWI Lawyer, was feeling like a Law Tiger and walked into Court and announced "Ready" and was prepared for trial. The prosecuting District Attorney announced "Not Ready" and DISMISSED the case. Nice! It was a good day for Edward Garrison and for his client.

August 14, 2009

Another DWI "Not Guilty!" jury verdict in County Court at Law Number 8 on Friday! Three cops swore to the jury that the Defendant was "Driving While Intoxicated." But after aggressive cross examination of the cops, and credible witness testimony on behalf of Defendant, the jury deliberated and said "Not Guilty!"

So, to recap: (1) it was a DWI 2nd Enhanced to a Class A Misdemeanor, Case DISMISSED on Tuesday; and (2) a DWI first offense where Defendant was found "Not Guilty" on Friday. Yesss! It was a good week. Edward Garrison's clients could have plead guilty or no contest to a lesser charge. But they demanded their right to a fair and speedy trial...and that's what they got.

Edward Garrison is an experienced trial lawyer with more than ten years of experience and has a winning record of success. If you need an EXPERIENCED Lawyer with a proven record of winning cases at trial and before trial, please call Edward Garrison, the Texas DWI Lawyer, at 210-273-4291.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Another DWI Jury Trial Win! 07/13/09

DWI? Not Guilty! 07/13/09

Edward Garrison
, the "Texas DWI Lawyer," got another NOT GUILTY verdict on Monday (07/13/09) in County Court at Law Impact Court in RECORD TIME! The DWI trial started with voire dire jury selection at 10:00 am Monday morning, and a verdict of "NOT GUILTY" was rendered and announced by each juror by 12:40 pm...the same day! Niiice.

"Facts" As Alleged in Police Report:
  1. Defendant was weaving by failing to maintain a single lane on a public roadway, and he also failed to use his turn signal when changing lanes;
  2. Arresting Officer reported that the Defendant failed all Field Sobriety Tests;
  3. Defendant was arrested for DWI; and
  4. Defendant refused to provide a breath specimen.
Prior to the trial, the prosecutors initially offered a "plea bargain deal" where Defendant would plea "Guilty" or "No Contest" and his punishment would be "Judgment Satisfied." That means Defendant would have completed his punishment with "the one day he spent in jail when he was originally arrested." And he would have no further fines or punishment other than that; he would simply just walk away.

Edward Garrison conferred with his client and REJECTED that offer. Then, just prior to trial, the prosecutors tried to Dismiss the case. But Edward Garrison conferred with his client and strongly OBJECTED to to the Court against the Dismissal. "We don't want a Dismissal...We want a Trial!"

After the shortest trial Edward Garrison has been a part of, the jury said "NOT GUILTY!" It was a RISK to REJECT the "one day of punishment already satisfied" plea bargain offer, and to OBJECT and prevent the prosecutor from DISMISSING the case. But Edward Garrison and his client were confident that they could win the case. The client did not want an "easy punishment" or even a "dismissal." The client wanted a "Not Guilty." And that's what he got.

Defendant is now entitled to "expunge" and seal his DWI arrest record record. It was a tough case, and another BIG win for Edward Garrison. After the trial, another lawyer told Defendant, "You should know that 99% of the lawyers out there don't have the b@lls to do what Edward Garrison just did...and still win like that."

This was a case where Edward Garrison's client, an average citizen, really was victimized by the State and bureaucratic government system and was forced to spend thousands of dollars to clear his name. The Bexar County District Attorney's Office wasted even more tax dollars in their trivial pursuit. Thankfully, however, Justice prevailed.

If you are ever investigated for a DWI offense, you should always ask for your lawyer to be present before doing or saying anything.
  • You have the right to refuse to answer any questions.
  • You have the right to refuse to perform police sobriety tests.
  • You have the right to refuse to provide a breath or blood specimen.
  • You should call Texas DWI Lawyer, Edward Garrison.
Did you know that?

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

DWI Stops, Arrests, and Traffic Ticket Dismissals

Please beware the Police are out in full force seeking out drivers who have enjoyed their weekend and "adult beverages" a little too much. There are also quotas and targets set up to seek out and detain drivers to issue traffic tickets, and to possibly make arrests for...DWI. If you have been driving within the last few nights you have probably seen flashing police lights everywhere. careful and please don't drink and drive.

Edward Garrison handles traffic tickets and will often get your ticket dismissed in such a way that it will not appear on your state driving record. Edward Garrison, Texas DWI Lawyer, also aggressively defends citizens accused of DWI allover Texas.

Cops usually do not ask you to step out of your car to give you a speeding ticket, right? Please know that when you are pulled over on the side of the road by the police, and the cop asks you to step out of the car,

When you are stopped and questioned by the police, you are:
(1) NOT REQUIRED to say anything, except to identify yourself;
(2) NOT REQUIRED to perform any of the Field Sobriety Tests;
(3) NOT REQUIRED to provide a breath or blood specimen.
(4) YOU SHOULD ask for your lawyer, Edward Garrison at 210-273-4291

If you are arrested for a DWI, serious consequences will follow, including, being booked and having an arrest record for DWI, possible driver's license suspension, driver's license surcharges of thousands of dollars over a period of years, possible limitations to travel to foreign countries, possible increases or denial of automobile insurance, possible limitations on your career choice, the social stigma of being arrested and possibly convicted, fines, fees...and so many more.

If you are arrested for DWI, seek out the counsel of a qualified and experienced DWI lawyer.
Edward Garrison,, all over Texas at 210-273-4291. Have a safe and Happy Weekend.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007


If you are doing DWI defense, you owe it to yourself and to your clients to familiarize yourself with HIPAA. Many judges don't really know what the law is about or how it applies to private health information. In criminal cases, HIPAA may protect against the admission of improperly subpoenaed hospital medical records and may also lead to the exclusion of any such evidence.

I had two DWI jury trials this year in Bexar County involving single car accidents. The hospital blood draw records were improperly subpoenaed and were erroneously admitted as evidence at trial. The judge in the first case admitted from the bench he had not even heard of HIPAA, and the judge in the most recent case was certain that HIPAA did not apply to criminal cases.

There is an excellent article about HIPAA and DWI in the September issue of the Champion Magazine that I have forwarded to several judges. Let's not forget its our job to be familiar with the laws that affect our clients and cases and also to educate the Courts where necessary.



Edward Garrison
Attorney at Law
5411 IH 10 W
San Antonio, TX 78201
210-733-4294, FAX